Higher-priced homes selling in Bend


Sales of homes for $750,000 and up more than doubles since 2012 Reprinted from article by Joseph Ditzler | The Bulletin A panoramic view of the Cascade Mountains spills through a cathedral-style arched window into a living room in a château on Northwest Starview Drive, on Awbrey Butte in Bend. A rooftop-solar system creates radiant… Read More

Bend, Oregon: Great beers, a greater outdoors


Reprinted from article by Diane Bair and Pamela Wright, The Boston Globe |  BEND, Ore. – “This place a guerrilla underground, bad-boy vibe,” our pub tour guide said as we entered the Boneyard Brewery. An old jeep with the company’s skull-and-crossbones logo sat near the front door of the industrial-looking warehouse, tucked into the middle of… Read More

Eagle Crest Resort – Featured Neighborhood

Smith Rock State Park

Blue skies, dry climate, sports and recreation … Eagle Crest Resort is an active resort community. Located in a banana belt, Eagle Crest enjoys warmer weather and gorgeous views of the Cascade Mountains, Smith Rock State Park and the Ochoco Mountains. Located nine minutes from downtown Redmond, 20 minutes from Trader Joe’s in Bend and flyfishing… Read More

Top 10 1031 Exchange Myths

Top 10

James Ogen with First American Exchange is our “go to” 1031 Exchange expert. The following information is reprinted from “The Exchange Update” newsletter. 1031 Exchange Misconceptions Like-kind means I must exchange the same type of property, such as apartment building for apartment building. All real property is like-kind to other real property, but personal property… Read More

Bend, Ore. The City You’ll Love to Hate

Bend, Oregon Beer Mecca

Reprinted from article by Nathan Borchelt, Washington Post | I hate Bend, Ore. I came to this realization standing outside Crux Fermentation Project, the city’s newest brewery. The setting sun painted the sky in brilliant reds, colors like the inside of a ripe blood orange, the horizon sliced by the sharp, snow-covered Three Sisters Mountains… Read More

Bend, Ore: The Next Big City for Entrepreneurship

Bend, Oregon: The Next Big City for Entrepreneurship

Reprinted from article by Bruce Schoenfeld, Entrepreneur Magazine | Not so long ago, what is now the most entrepreneurial city in America was nearly a ghost town. The timber industry had crashed, and it was the only industry that Bend, Ore., had. “Two of the biggest pine mills in the world, and one had closed and… Read More

NAHB: Bend, Oregon One of Improving Markets

Bend, Oregon Real Estate

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), the number of improving housing markets across the country rose to 99 in September, up from 80 metros that were listed as improving in August. Bend, Oregon was added to the list in September. The IMI is designed to track… Read More

Bend Named DogTown USA 2012

Bend, DogTown USA 2012

Pooch Paradise Bend, Oregon makes another Top 10 list. This time, Bend is named the 2012 DogTown USA by DOG FANCY magazine. Below is a copy of the article from DogChannel.com: Postcards from Bend, DogTown USA 2012 By Ernie Slone | Posted:Aug. 10, 2012 2:30 p.m. It’s 10 a.m. on a bright August morning, and… Read More

Housing Markets Set for Double Digit Gains

Housing Market Recovery 2012

By Les Christie @CNNMoney May 9, 2012: 1:27 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ten hard-hit housing markets will record double-digit price increases through 2013, according to a report Wednesday. And with mortgage rates low, many house hunters have already started to pounce on bargains, said David Stiff, chief economist at Fiserv, a financial analytics… Read More

Buying is Cheaper Than Renting

Rentals in Bend, Oregon

Rent Prices Increase as Market Tightens   Rental properties are getting harder to find in Central Oregon. At the start of 2009, 12.4 percent of the region’s rental properties were vacant, available immediately for prospective renters, according to an annual survey by the Central Oregon Rental Owners Association of roughly 4,000 rentals in the area…. Read More